Located in your upper abdomen, your liver has many jobs, including turning food into energy and filtering toxins from your body. Your liver makes bile, a compound that helps with digestion. When liver damage is caused by chemicals (such as those in some breast cancer medicines), it's called hepatotoxicity. Liver damage is serious but treatable.
Signs of liver problems may include:
swelling or pain in the abdomen
a yellow tint in the eyes or skin (jaundice)
swollen legs, feet, or ankles
Tell your doctor immediately if you have any symptoms of liver problems.
Some treatments for breast cancer can affect how your liver functions:
tamoxifen, a hormonal therapy
Some pain and anti-inflammatory medications may cause liver problems if taken for too long or if taken with alcohol. These medications include acetaminophen (a brand name: Tylenol), aspirin, naproxen (a brand name: Naprosyn), and Relafen (chemical name: nabumetone), as wel...
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